This note argues that Israel and Lebanon should submit their maritime border dispute to an arbitral tribunal under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Before submitting the dispute to the tribunal, the two countries should agree upon an exclusive appellate remedy to be used in the event that at least one country is unsatisfied with the decision of the arbitrators. Alternatively, Israel and Lebanon could employ other dispute resolution options under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, or submit to the International Court of Justice. It is important that Israel and Lebanon find a speedy resolution to their maritime conflict so that both countries can fully exploit their offshore natural resources without the need to worry about violating international law and encroaching upon the other state's Exclusive Economic Zone.
Blessings and Curses: Israel and Lebanon's Maritime Boundary Dispute in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea,
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